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Audrina 28 birth control pill stickers misprinted in some lots, Health Canada says

CBC Health News - Tue, 2024-02-20 12:35

Certain lots of Audrina 28 birth control pills contain day-of-the-week stickers that have a misprint that could lead to confusion around when to take the medication, Health Canada says.

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Unhappy with province, Belleville looks to fund health hub on its own amid drug crisis

CBC Health News - Tue, 2024-02-20 11:17

The mayor of Belleville, Ont., says the province is dragging its heels on a request for help to build a service hub. He now wants the city to look at funding it on its own.

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APO-Mometasone nasal spray recalled due to infection risk

CBC Health News - Tue, 2024-02-20 10:36

Drug company Apotex is recalling two lots of its prescription nasal spray because of possible bacterial contamination.

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Atlantic massage therapists hope to make services exempt from taxes

CBC Health News - Tue, 2024-02-20 08:00

Massage therapists in Atlantic Canada are part of a national effort to have taxes removed from massage services.

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Desperate for a hip replacement, this 25-year-old gave up on Quebec's public system to get her life back

CBC Health News - Tue, 2024-02-20 01:00

Orthopedic surgeons and patients say the waiting lists are so long in Quebec that it's not surprising that more patients — and doctors — are going private.

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B.C. has the highest doctor-patient ratio in Canada. Why is it still so difficult to access health care?

CBC Health News - Mon, 2024-02-19 08:00

B.C. has more family doctors per capita than it did 40 years ago, according to a new report, but its lead author says trying to find one or get an appointment can still feel as difficult as competing for tickets to Taylor Swift's highly sought-after Eras Tour.

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A 'senior tsunami' is about to hit Ontario and it needs more home-care workers, report says

CBC Health News - Mon, 2024-02-19 03:00

Ontario will see a spike in demand for home-care workers over the next few years as its population of seniors increases sharply, according to a new report by health economists. 

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Family doctor says 'it hurts' that red tape is preventing him from seeing 1,500 patients in Ontario

CBC Health News - Mon, 2024-02-19 01:00

Dr. Ivan Escudero finished his residency in the U.S. and is eager to practise in his home province of Ontario, but says Canada’s medical licensing labyrinth is standing in his way. It's taken seven months and counting for the multi-agency, multi-step bureaucracy to process his application.

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Ontario says it's working on program addressing forest firefighter smoke exposure fears, but union has doubts

CBC Health News - Mon, 2024-02-19 01:00

A manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources says work is underway to develop a formal program that addresses a joint health and safety committee's concerns over forest firefighters' exposure to smoke, but a union head is doubtful anything will happen before the next fire season.

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Certain eggs recalled in Saskatchewan due to salmonella

CBC Health News - Sun, 2024-02-18 08:47

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced an egg recall in Saskatchewan on Saturday for certain products.

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More than a bad trip: Experts warn about the risk of cannabis-induced psychosis

CBC Health News - Sun, 2024-02-18 01:00

When Kalpit Sharma started smoking high-THC weed several times a day, he thought he was just “living his life” as a university student. But then he started hearing voices.

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Meet some of the 6 million Canadians who don't have a family doctor

CBC Health News - Sun, 2024-02-18 01:00

More than six million Canadians report that they do not have regular access to primary care physicians. It's a crisis the experts say has caused untold harm and preventable cases of death and disease — and it's expected to get worse before it gets better.

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Rural seniors in B.C. face worsening service gap, watchdog warns

CBC Health News - Sat, 2024-02-17 09:00

B.C.'s seniors advocate finds one quarter of the province's rural population is now over 65, six per cent more than in cities. Within eight years, the age gap will grow even wider.

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On the 10th anniversary of her husband's death, she got a letter from the person who received his lungs

CBC Health News - Sat, 2024-02-17 01:00

On the 10th anniversary of her husband's death, Joan Fisher opened her mailbox to find a special letter from someone she's never met. It was from the man who was the recipient of her husband's lungs a decade ago.

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Jagmeet Singh confirms NDP wants national contraception coverage

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 14:14

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh confirmed for the first time Friday that New Democrats are pushing the federal government to fund contraception coverage.

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Toronto infant hospitalized with confirmed measles case, public health agency says

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 12:31

An infant in Toronto has been hospitalized with a case of measles linked to travel, the city's public health agency says.

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Grassy Narrows chief calls out feds amid 'ridiculous' delays to mercury treatment centre construction

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 09:42

Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle is calling out the federal government as a long-promised mercury poisoning treatment centre for the northern Ontario First Nation remains beset by delays tied to federal funding uncertainty.

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Alberta couple raises contamination concerns as Health Canada cracks down on cord blood clinic

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 05:00

Hundreds of umbilical cord blood specimens at an Edmonton repository remain in regulatory limbo as Health Canada continues to warn about unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the storage bank.

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Winnipeg man 'in constant pain' after nearly 3-year wait for jaw surgery

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 03:00

Daniel McClelland never thought he would have to wait for almost three years to be able to eat solid foods again. The 38-year-old Winnipeg man is on a waitlist for a jaw joint replacement surgery that can't be done in Manitoba. 

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Banned in Europe, this controversial ingredient is allowed in foods here

CBC Health News - Fri, 2024-02-16 01:00

A CBC Marketplace investigation found some food manufacturers are producing snack foods for the Canadian market that contain an ingredient banned in Europe.

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